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Tattered Teddies Course November 7, 2016

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), is pleased to offer the half day Tattered Teddies Course in Red Deer on November 7, 2016. Download Flyer (PDF): tattered-teddies-november-2016


Date: November 7, 2016
Time: 12:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: CMHA, 5017 50th Avenue in Red Deer
Cost: $90

Suicidal behaviour in children age 12 or younger is a subject of growing concern for those who work with children. Suicidal thoughts and attempts in children have sometimes been overlooked, denied or ignored. Tattered Teddies is an interactive half-day workshop which examines warning signs in a child and explores intervention strategies through stories and case studies.

The Tattered Teddies Intervention approaches build on the skills taught in the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) as they apply to children.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate that children can experience suicide ideation;
  • Identify protective factors, risk factors and warning signs in children; and
  • Confidently transfer care of a child to a caregiver (including but not limited to a parent, guardian, professional, or community resource).


Ages 18+

This workshop provides information and offers practical approaches for those working with children who are working with children who are age 12 or younger and who may be at risk of suicide.

Participants can include but not limited to: parents and caregivers; family and friends; natural helpers and advisors; educators and ministers; health practitioners; justice, law enforcers, emergency workers, and community volunteers.

Information provided is appropriate for beginner and intermediate social work practice.

Certificate and Accreditation

All participants will receive a participation certificate upon completing 4 hours of instruction hours.

To register, please contact:
Alison Whittmire, Education Facilitator
CMHA, Central Alberta Branch
at 403 342 2266
or email

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